Saturday, July 17, 2010

We are way behind on the Blog.....

But we are safe and happy in South Africa.  We have driven over 4000 miles in a month and been to 4 countries. In no particular order we have: been on safaris and seen elephants, giraffes, hippos, rhinos, lions, monkeys, antelope of every kind, baboons, birds of every kind, buffalo, warthogs, zebra, crocodile, ostrich; had a night time BBQ in the bush; danced with locals in Swaziland at the Mantenga Cultural Village; drank too much popsuck with college boys in Kruger National Park; calmed down a Brazilian lady who was freaked out by a female lion sleeping in the road during a night time safari; calmed down each other; Andrew walked into the Hippo Danger Zone at Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary and didn't even know it; ridden a Ferris Wheel twice in one night; been to where the  Indian Ocean meets the Atlantic Ocean; been in a police station in Mozambique; went to Robben Island where Nelson Mandela and all political activists were imprisoned; went to the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg; went to the top of Table Mountain; spent a night at the Hobbit Boutique Hotel; seen exposed male genitalia of both elephant and giraffe; Andrew drove on the wrong side of the road; got lost in Hlane National Park following an Australian and Mozambican who thought they knew where they were going; been startled by a baboon; cut Andrew's hair in Swaziland; got a flat tire and then got it fixed; watched a lot of football matches; did laundry in a laundromat; gambled in a casino in Port Elizabeth; went to the beach in St. Lucia and it was incredibly windy; ate lunch overlooking hippos and crocodiles; gotten lost almost once a day even though we have had maps and directions; eaten all kinds of amazing and some not so amazing foods; slept in 19 different accommodations;  and most importantly we are more in love than ever and keeping each other safe and laughing.

Our plans have changed and we are not going to Burundi (we have been advised not to go because of the political situation), so we have had more time in South Africa, and we are obviously making the most of it.  We will continue to do our best with updates, but internet is a luxury and slow when we do have access to it.  Here are some of our favorite pictures from the above adventures........

Cape Point:

Cape Point:

Cape Point:

Cable car to top of Table Mountain, Cape Town:

On top of Table Mountain:

Big Ol' Vuvuzela, Cape Town:

Halfway between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, we stayed in Gaudyville:

Jensens will appreciate this:

Aylie's favorite Ferris Wheel, Port Elizabeth:

England v Germany, Bloemfontein:

Aylie in her Rooney-Bafooney shirt:

Maggie salutes the paparazzi:

Laundry in Joburg:

Apartheid Museum, Joburg:

Making dinner at Hlane National Park, Swaziland:

Hlane National Park, Swaziland:

Hlane National Park, Swaziland:

 Hlane National Park, Swaziland:

Hlane National Park, Swaziland:

 Haircut for Andrew, round 1 (while listening to the Uruguay v. Ghana match on the car radio)
Hlane National Park, Swaziland:

 "Puncture" in Hlane National Park, Swaziland:

Mantenga Cultural Village, Swaziland:

Aylie busts a move at Mantenga Cultural Village, Swaziland:

1 comment:

  1. just reading about all your adventures makes me tired. i love the bev chic foods sign...too funny! looks like you're having a fabulous time with each other. xoxo